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You have an idea on what you want to see when you visit your new Website. But it helps to plan ahead to get the right layout, look and feel for your page. Use our handy guide to start planning your new site

  • WHAT'S IN A NAME?

    It all starts with your business name. You want your customers to get a feel for your business when they visit your website. Have you chosen a name for your business? The process of choosing the perfect business name that is both catchy and communicates what your business is about is by no means easy. Businesses have failed in the past largely due to a name that just didn’t work, so it’s important to get this right. Choosing a good business name is very important if it’s going to be successful and it’s key to differentiating you from your competitors. Customers associate a business name with the value it provides to them. Another obvious thing to do while naming your business is to check if the name is already in use, or if your chosen domain name is available. The main purpose of a name should be to communicate what services you offer while being easy to remember and unique.

  • TIME TO GET LOGO!

    You have your business name, now it't time to give it a personality. Create a unique and strong logo that represents your brand and will work on a website. Try to keep it simple but creative enough to be a recognized symbol of your brand. A logo has a major impact on how your customers will perceive your brand. So naturally, you want your logo to be outstanding. Your logo will have a huge impact on the first impression your business is going to make: It will give your customers information about your brand and let them know if it’s right for them.

  • HERE IS WHERE THE FUN STARTS

    Color plays a crucial roles in creating your brand. Take the time to choose the right color pallet that represents your brand. By setting the tone for your style, color palette, font and overall look and feel, these are the the starting points for your brand. If you avoid any colors, your website can look uninspiring and forgettable. If you use too much color on your website, you risk making it look tacky. There are 3 main colors you need to consider when you are designing your website. Choosing a dominant color as your brand color and choosing 1 or 2 accent colors to create a color scheme for your website. Choose a background color to complete your overall design

  • PAGE COUNT

    Make a list of what pages you think you are going to need. For starters, you will need your main landing page [HOME], a page describing your company [ABOUT] and where your customers can get hold of you. [CONTACT]. The make a list of the different types of products, or services that you will offer. If they are significant enough, they need a page of their own. Why you ask? You ideally want each service or product type to rank individually on their own page. Having pages designated to certain products, offers, or messages will increase your search traffic for those particular topics as well. Google will rank your web pages for the specific product that you are speaking about on one page, rather than having one page with a bunch of varying products. Creating these types of pages allows you to guide visitors to a specific place that’s geared toward a goal.

  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CONTENT

    Content, content, and then some more content. The job of the search engine is to deliver the best search results for their users. The different search algorithms look for one thing when presenting a page on their sites. Content. So spend most of your planning time creating unique and valuable content for your website. We all love a modern and simplistic site when it comes to website design! This is just another way that you can reflect your credibility to your audience. You may want to meet this goal by taking away content and making the site more visual. While this may certainly make for an attractive website, it could also hurt your search engine rankings. Having a beautiful website doesn’t always ensure it will be seen. In order for your website to show up in the search results, search engines have to know what your website is about. One of the main ways to educate search engines about your website is through content. You will want to focus on your front page, create content that describes in basic terms what your business is about. Then make sure you have content created for each of your specific products or services that you want to rank for. Lastly, you need to put together all your great customer feedback so that you can include a "reviews" section on your front page.

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Website Design FAQ

Your domain is your address online, and the name that customers type in when they want to find your business. The goal is for your domain name to be passed along easily by you and by others. This is more likely to happen if people don’t have to stop and think about how to say or spell it. The shorter the better. Its easy to see if your domain is available, try it here!

Your website needs to be hosted somewhere, on someones server. Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser. There are a number of affordable hosting packages available to suit every type of business. Your hosting provider will also include access to free e-mail accounts

Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cyber criminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way. SSL certificates protect the data collected by your website, like emails and credit card numbers, as it is transferred from your site to a server. This is a basic website security measure, but it’s so important that popular browsers and search engines are now labeling sites without SSL as “insecure,” which could make visitors suspicious of your site. See what options your hosting provider offers to keep your website secure and backed up

Short answer is YES. When you have signed up for a hosting package, you will have access to your email data base, where you can create multiple email accounts for your business and staff.

There are a number of steps required to get your website up and running. Once you have registered your preferred domain, it takes up to 24 hours for your site to be live. Once it is live, your designers can start their magic. The design process can take from a day or two for a single page site, up to a week for larger sites. Remember, you may not be totally happy with the design, so build in some time for tweaks and changes

There are a number of great service providers offering a wide range of options. Have a look here, or here to see if your domain name is available. Once you have found the right one, just complete the order online.

Once we have quoted you on your website, we will send you a worksheet that includes all the work that you need done with a checklist of the stuff we will need to create your site. We will ask for a deposit fee of R500, and the balance is paid upon your sign-off of the completed site.

The support include contents updates (update contents, photos) security updates, backup. Support is provided on phone and email. Please note if your site require frequent contents updates please let us know before so we can agree on the good support package.

SEO is an acronym that stands for search engine optimization, which is the process of optimizing your website to get organic, or un-paid, traffic from the search engine results page. In other words, SEO involves making certain changes to your website design and content that make your site more attractive to a search engine. You do this in hopes that the search engine will display your website as a top result on the search engine results page.

Yes your websites come with superior on-page optimization to be easily crawled by google and indexed. Our websites are always designed with both users and search engines in mind, from correct title tag use, to relevant content and meta tags.

You can, Google Webmaster Tools provide a very basic overview of your website. Are your pages indexed, searchable? How many clients have clicked on my site? Very easy to set up and access from your desktop. For a more detailed analysis, you can register a Google Analytics account.

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